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I just don't want to die without a few scars.
The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.
Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality.
I did used to have nightmares about the idea that when I die, there is a spark of consciousness which basically creates the world. 'Is the world going to disappear if this spark of consciousness disappears? And how do I know it won't? How do I know there's anything there except what I'm conscious of?'
It's like, God, I'm in my 80s. Nobody, when I die, is going to say, 'How young?' They're going to say she had a great ride.
Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.
Honore de Balzac
Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for.
What's going to happen when I die? I may be buried, or I may be cremated, I may give my body to science. I haven't decided yet.
The first step to eternal life is you have to die.
At the age of 31, I realized, 'Oh my God, I may die like everyone else.'
One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It is natural to die as to be born.
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Your life isn't about doing one perfect 'thing' and then falling down dead. It's more like going to church or writing a book. You do it over and over, always trying to be a little bit better. Then you die.
Live or die, but don't poison everything.
I don't want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go.
Susan B. Anthony
When I die, and people realize that I will not be resurrected in three days, they will forget me. That is the way it should be.
The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
I think that I am responsible for the death of thousands of things and for the misery of thousands of people, just through the things that I buy and how I live my life, and these are not things that ever deserved to die.
Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
I know that I'm going to die and that you're going to die. I can't do anything about that. But I can explore it through a metaphor and make a kind of funny, dark story about it, and in doing so, really exhaust and research as many aspects of it as I can imagine. And in a way, that does give me some closure.
They never fail who die in a great cause.
Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.
I intend, before the endgame looms, to die sitting in a chair in my own garden with a glass of brandy in my hand and Thomas Tallis on the iPod. Oh, and since this is England, I had better add, 'If wet, in the library.' Who could say that this is bad?
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
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